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Welcome to Grandtully and Strathtay - A Conservation Area


Grandtully and Strathtay sit in the heart of Highland Perthshire an area of outstanding natural beauty - magnificent countryside, wooded hillside, fertile valleys and heather clad hills. The villages nestles in the foothills by the River Tay, either side of the Tay, joined by Grandtully Bridge. The closeness to the river, woodland, open fields and the hills ensure an abundance of wildlife in and around the village including a strong red squirrel population. The residents are especially proud of their villages and this website is designed to keep the residents informed about their community and to promote the village and wider area to those that wish to visit.

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Grandtully and Strathtay - News

August 2017

Notice is given that the 2017 AGM will be held on Tuesday 5th September at 7pm at Legends Coffee House, Grandtully. Agenda can be found here

November 2016

Notice is given thatthe 2016 AGM will be held on Monday 5th December at 5.30pm at Legends Coffee House, Grandtully.

November 2015

Notice is given thatthe 2015 AGM will be held on Tuesday 15 December at 7.30pm at Legends Coffee House, Grandtully.

May 2015

Now that Spring has Sprung, it seems a good idea to get together to consider some of the ideas put forward at the end of last year. Peter and I will be in the Legends Coffee Shop at 10.30am on 21 May and would love to see any of you who are available for a chat. The issues worth considering are:

1. The extension to Little Ballinluig

2. Information boards for local wildlife

3. Tree/bush trimming

4. Application for grants towards our projects

5. Any issues arising from the community council meeting

Thankyou. Lesley

January 2015

The recent open meeting raised a number of matters which were discussed with members of the Community Council. The following document lists the various matters raised.

November 2014

The 2014 AGM will be held on Thursday 20 November at 7.30pm at Legends Coffee House, Grandtully

October 2013

The 2013 AGM will be held on Thursday 21 November at 6pm at Legends Coffee House, Grandtully. The AGM will include a talk by Tom Christian of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh. Further details will be sent out shortly.

April 2013

Saving The World's Trees in Perthshire - An Illustrated talk by Tom Christian at Legends of Grandtully Coffee House 7.30pm Tuesday April 16. Members and non members are welcome to come and listen to Tom Christian of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh talk about the work of the ICONic project, an ambitious and important initiative to save some of the world's most remarkable trees from extinction by creating conservation plantings in the woods, forests and estates of Perthshire. Refreshments provided. Entry is free but donations to GSCT will be welcome.

January 2013

Happy New Year. The Trust's annual newsletter has been sent to members and a copy can be found here


October 2012

Grandtully and Strathtay Conservation Trust's AGM is being held on Thursday 22nd November at Grandtully Hall at 6pm. Nomination Forms for Directors can be found here . Draft accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 can be found here.

August 2012

Grandtully & Strathtay Conservation Trust obtained a grant to repaint the adopted telephone box. Simon Grey of the village shop has kindly donated the paint and the telephone box, freshly painted and restored, will shortly open as an information point.

June 2012

The Trust hosted a successful Community BBQ at the Strathtay Golf Course clubhouse (courtesy of the Trust Commitee) on Sunday 3 June 2012 at which, through the raffle, over £300 was raised for the Trust's nominated charity, the Aberfeldy Cottage Hospital. The Trust intends to build on this success by organising further community events in the future.

May 2012

Grandully and Strathtay Conservation Trust invites all to an informal BBQ and get together on Sunday 3rd June at 6pm at Strathay Golf Course. Free Entry. Live music by Mid Atholl Strings and Things. Bring your own food and drink. BBQ facilities etc will be provided. There will be a raffle with famulous prizes donated by your local businesses. All proceeds to charity. Hope to see you there.

December 2011

Judi Campbell has her studio open from 12th December to 12 January. Her studio is at Laurelbank, Strathtay and her work can be viewed at

November 2011

The second stage of development in Dunellan Field has been approved by Perth & Kinross Council. 3 houses have been approved in the site of the old Dunellan Garden.

The GSCT AGM took place on 1 November 2011. Mike Jackson and Roger Graham resigned as ordinary directors and Jeff Thomas was appointed as an ordinary director. Minutes of the AGM can be seen here

October 2011

Grandtully and Strathtay Conservation Trust's AGM is being held on Tuesday 1 November at Grandtully Hall at 6pm. Nomination Forms for Directors can be found here

May 2011

GSCT has submitted a grant application to the Scottish Hydro Griffin Community Fund to fund a feasibility study by Dunira Strategy, a sustainable tourism consultancy, to look at ways to evaluate the various ideas proposed by members in order to enhance the quality of life within the community and to promote sustainable development.

February 2011

Pitcastle Estate is holding a holding a public meeting on the 16th of February between 7pm and 10pm at the lesser Village Hall in Grandtully regarding the Estates plans for a hydro scheme.   Information on the scheme can be found here.

The Tayside Red Squirrel Project are looking for volunteers to assist with squirrel monitoring boxes to put in place 'transect' lines for walking. If anyone is available to help, the first meeting in on 10 February. Please email if you are interested in helping with this project.

October 2010

The Main Issues Report was published on 8 October and is open for consultation until 14 January 2011. The Main Issues Report is the first stage in a new development plan for Perth & Kinross. A link to the report can be found here.

Grandtully and Strathtay Conservation Trust held its AGM on 16 October 2010 at Grandtully Hall followed by drinks at Inn on The Tay.

September 2010

The Grandtully and Strathtay Conservation Trust's AGM is being held on Saturday 16th October 2010 at Grandtully Hall at 5pm.

July 2010

Anyone wishing to contribute stories or assist with documenting the history of Grandtully, please send contributions to

June 2010

Strathtay Golf Course Jumble Sale takes place at Grandtully Hall between 10am to 2pm on Saturday 26th June.

May 2010

The planning application for 2 houses with garages at the site next to Greenbank, Strathtay was approved by Perth & Kinross Development Control Committee on 12 May.

April 2010

INVITE TO SOCIAL  EVENING:  Saturday, 24th April 2010 at 6.p.m.

“A Journey Through the Western Catchment Areas of the Tay”

An illustrated talk to be given by Victor Clements at “Legends”, Grandtully

With the long awaited arrival of Spring, we write to invite you to this year’s social evening which is being held at 6 p.m. at Legends Coffee House, Grandtully, on Saturday, 24th April 2010.

Scottish Native Woods in conjunction with the local angling community, landowners and The Tay Ghillies Association has undertaken a comprehensive 3 year survey of the western catchment of the Tay which covers over 1000 miles of river and watercourses.   Victor Clements of Scottish Native Woods has generously agreed to share some of the findings with us, including a slide presentation of some of the wildlife and landscape encountered.   Complimentary light refreshments will be served.  Please email or telephone Jean Adams on 01887 840726 to confirm attendance for catering purposes.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Easter Slalom races are taking place at Grandtully Rapids over the weekends of 3/4 April and 10/11 April. Further information can be seen at here

March 2010

At 3.30pm on 20 March at Grandtully Hall, Syd House is giving a talk on 'Highland Perthshire - Big Tree Country''. Syd is theForestry Commission Conservator for the Perth and Argyll Conservancy and an author, film maker and originator of the Perthshire ‘Big Tree Country. The talk is being organised bythe Trustees of Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust (HPCLT) and will be followed by refreshments and discussion.

Directors of GSCT are attending the meeting at Birnam Institute on 11 March which is being held to discuss funding opportunities available to local communities arising from the Griffin Wind Farm development. Further information is available from Comment for those wishing to attend.

February 2010

The red phone box in Strathtay has been made available for adoption by BT and the local community council have been consulted. Anyone wishing to express an interest for the council to adopt the phone box, please email

January 2010

Work has now commenced on repairing Grandtully Bridge

November 2009

The annual bonfire and fireworks night is being held in Grandtully on Saturday 7 November at the Recreation Field behind the Grandtully Village Hall. The bonfire will be lit at 6pm and the fireworks display will begin at 6.30pm. Hotdogs and burgers will be on sale. Donations to support the event will be taken at the gate. Afterwards there will be a Kids’ Fun Night at the village hall – with games plus refreshments – from 7pm. There will also be a turnip and pumpkin lantern competition for the children. Entry is 50p for both children and adults or free for those children bringing lanterns. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

October 2009

Please could people forward any ideas for enhancement for the Grandtully and Strathtay Conservation Area to Peter Hounam c/o Legends Coffee House, Grandtully. Grandtully and Strathtay Conservation Trust are currently looking at available grants.

September 2009

Grandtully and Strathtay Conservation Trust has 2 new directors. They are Muriel Simpson and Marion Vermundsen. Muriel is going to assist with liaising with Perth & Kinross Council and Marion is going to take over as social coordinator.

August 2009

Strathtay Community Company held its AGM on 4 August. The company voted to change its name to Grandtully and Strathtay Conservation Trust. The AGM minutes will be available for viewing on the website once approved. The website will also be updated in the coming months to reflect the name change and inclusion of Grandtully.

July 2009

Strathtay makes the New York Times! The 10 July edition of the New York Times contained a feature on Strathtay Golf Course. Click here to read the story.

The Strathtay Community Company AGM is on Tuesday 4 August at 6pm at Grandtully Hall.  The accounts for the period ended 31 March 2009 are now available on the website here

June 2009

Perth & Kinross Council have now installed iron bollards which will protect the war memorial from vehicle damage.

May 2009

Grandtully School are having a Garden Party on 20 May starting at 2pm. All are most welcome. The 2009 Grandtully Gala is being held on 7 June. Click here for further details

April 2009

Spring has finally arrived and the bluebells are beginning to appear. We received an interesting history on the original unveiling of the war memorial which can be read here. The current war memorial is still being protected by the fence. Perth & Kinross Council are understood to be installing two cast iron bollards in June to protect the memorial. If there are any members interested in updating the website with news from Grandtully and Strathtay please email

December 2008

An end of year newsletter has been sent to all Strathtay Community Company members.

November 2008

Members of Strathtay Community Company recently attended a presentation on the Grandtully and Strathtay Conservation Area. The company hopes to apply to grant awarding bodies for grants to enhance the conservation area. If anyone would like to assist with this please contact

October 2008

Strathtay Community Company Members had a get together at the Inn on The Tay on 4 October. Community Woodlands Officer, Andrew Thomson gave an excellent presentation on how communities could get involved with local woodlands. Further Information can be found at the Community Woodlands Website


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